Compound means to mix multiple ingredients together or make something bigger.(verb)
The definition of a compound is something that contains two or more parts.(noun)
An example of compound is a mixed cocktail.
See compound in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME compounen < OFr compon(d)re, to arrange, direct < L componere, to put together: see composite
Origin: Anglo-Ind < Malay kampong, enclosure
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verb com·pound·ed, com·pound·ing, com·pounds verb, transitive
Origin: Alteration of Middle English compounen
Origin: , from Old French componre, compondre, to put together
Origin: , from Latin compōnere; see component.
left: pinnately compound leaf
right: palmately compound leaf
Origin: Alteration of Malay kampong, village.
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